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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. HERE’S MY CONTRIBUTION…

Each nicknack naps peacefully

While I type ’til twilight fades softly

When the clock chiming cloves the eve

The dancing doves delight in my fantasy

Shifting from the shadowed shelves to the floor

The pocket-sized peer in for a private telling

Of my latest lovers’ lore gone wrong

Offering only homage to each twist

That pushes and pulls apart the lovers

For them to face their fears alone,

To fight foe and fall in love again-

Learning to love the length of time

And as morning mist moves up to the house

My wee readers return to their resting place

—100 words—

FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…

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Good vs. Evil

Mother Earth bestowed Magic to Man and Fae alike,

Each enlisting the Forces of Evil,

To wage a war for all the worlds’ Magic—

But Good Men banded together to banish the Evil.

—33 words: English Verse/Alliterative Poetry—

Classic Good vs. Evil–Short and Sweet

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Two

The editors of Trifecta are tired.  Hectic summer plans, last minute school shopping and prep for courses of our own have us drifting off in front of the computer.  Any millisecond we can shave off of our busy schedules could potentially improve the quality of our lives as well as the lives of those around us.  This weekend, we’re enlisting your help in shortening our considerably lengthy bedtime routines by giving us a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words.  It can be an old favorite reimagined or a work that is entirely your own.  We only ask that your story not leave our kids with visions of the boogie man dancing in their heads.  These tired bones thank you in advance.

Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Fairy/Fae (Many cultures worldwide)-Sunday Poetry

a9feffc2377a07c05a617ac22579c4f5Don’t ask her to stop and play
Run and hide
She brings the darkness of the fae

Happiness will give way
To an evil tide
Don’t ask her to stop and play

Skies turn dark and gray
And the Earth divides
She brings the darkness of the fae

If you see her just back away
Hide your eyes
Don’t ask her to stop and play

She’s coming this way
Step to the side
Don’t ask her to stop and play
She brings the darkness of the fae

—–87 words—-

Another poetic haunting inspired by the fae.

Trifextra Week Sixty-Three: Imagination

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Three

This weekend we’re asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoAlchemist

So here is my entry this weekend…

Imagination

Shadows dancing in the mind

Until letters become words

Syllables formulate into poetry

Lines become flowers of prose

Intricate weaving of story

Magic leaping from the page

Sparking golden wonderment

True Alchemy

 

Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Fairy (Many cultures worldwide)/Fuath (Celtic)-Sunday Poetry

Dream Fairy

Dream Fairy (Photo credit: Alexandria LaNier)

Magic trees
Red and violet
Light the night
Dark shadows
Dancing as magic burns bright
Fairy Enchantment

First spring gust
The wind fairy’s trick
Chills flowers

To
The
Spiral
Kelpie’s home
Across the wroth sea
an imaginary country

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Today’s haunting is some poetry inspired by the darker side of the Fae or Fairies and  the Fuath also know as the Kelpie, a water sprite/fairy consider a nasty sprtie in some parts.

Oh Fortune!

Oh Fortune send me some good luck
With Cupid’s arrow I’ve been struck
The devilish gods have run amuck
An unwilling bride I’ve been stuck

A runaway bride I’m after
No help from stern looking pastor
Or wedding guests’ haunting laughter
Love is a complete disaster

Fortune,  favor my brave standing
Throughout love’s misunderstanding
Bring me peace and understanding
No more of my heart’s demanding


Fortune send me luck
Deny my heart’s desires
Love flows by, one way

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Līgo Haībun Challenge ~ Prompt: Fortune Favours The Brave

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The haībun format here for the Līgo Haībun Challenge is as follows ~

paragraph (more than one paragraph is fine, or just a few sentences) in prose form of either

  • a descriptive passage , or excerpt from a story/or previously published post
  • an explanation 
  • a tale
  • a travelogue
  • a news item
  • a recipe

and

  • the haiku/collection of haiku related to the text  to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with therefore no syllable count, no capitals or full stop.

THE LIGO HAIBUN NORMALLY SHOULD BE A TOTAL 220 WORDS **OR LESS** READ ABOUT HAIBUN HERE

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Photo:  Public Domain Anonymous Artist from Holland

Allegory of Fortune.
Date: circa 1520-1530

Valentine’s Day Poetry

I keep my poetry over at A Full Cup of Tea, but Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow is asking for some Valentine’s Day poetry. So for your reading pleasure…

 
 

A Cinquain poem called ‘Kisses’

 

Kisses

Luscious Nibbles

Tasting Heavenly Lips

Amorous Longing For More

Smooches

 
 
 

A Tanka poem called ‘Lover’s Rendezvous’

 

Kisses down the neck

Leaving a trail of passion

As lips explore more

Black lace slides down over thighs

Tongued passion by candlelight